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Very Low MD80 Flyby In South Africa  
User currently offlinegarpd From UK - Scotland, joined Aug 2005, 2686 posts, RR: 4
Posted (1 year 5 hours ago) and read 8645 times:

Apparently over Ellis Park, SA.

Never seen one this low over a building before.

Spectacular!

http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=894_1382335156

Yes, I know it was dangerous, reckless, etc. But as nothing bad happened, lets just enjoy it and not spoil the mood with armchair CAA/FAA condemnations.


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User currently offlineSA7700 From South Africa, joined Dec 2003, 3431 posts, RR: 26
Reply 1, posted (1 year 5 hours ago) and read 8527 times:
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This is not the first time that airlines do fly-by's in South Africa. We are notorious for those - the first time was during the 1995 Rugby World Cup also at Ellis Park against New Zealand.   This flyby was during the 2013 Rugby Championship Decider also at Ellis Park.

Rugby Worldcup Flyover

Another time they flew an SA Airbus 332 over Soccer City in Soweto.

Regards and take care,

SA7700

[Edited 2013-10-21 05:20:58]


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User currently offlineCALTECH From Poland, joined May 2007, 2280 posts, RR: 26
Reply 2, posted (1 year 4 hours ago) and read 8320 times:

Impressive flybys of late,

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A2odfyIZWQo



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User currently offlineSJCMSP From United States of America, joined Aug 2012, 69 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (1 year 3 hours ago) and read 8140 times:

Are there passengers on board when they do this?

User currently offlineSA7700 From South Africa, joined Dec 2003, 3431 posts, RR: 26
Reply 4, posted (1 year 3 hours ago) and read 8082 times:
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Quoting SJCMSP (Reply 3):
Are there passengers on board when they do this?

Not to the best of my knowledge. I know that when they used the Boeing 747 to fly over Ellis Park in 1995, there were no pax onboard. Only the flight crew.

Take care,

SA7700



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User currently offlinewinstonlegthigh From United States of America, joined Nov 2012, 119 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (1 year 3 hours ago) and read 7967 times:

Quoting CALTECH (Reply 2):
Impressive flybys of late,

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A2odf...IZWQo
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mg5m7_zhs8g



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User currently offlineyakima From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (1 year 3 hours ago) and read 7958 times:

There is also a DVD about the Ellis Park fly over available from the South African Guide Dogs Association:

https://shop.guidedog.org.za/shop/shop/fight-for-a-nation-dvdf10/


"The 1995 Rugby World Cup Final was the start of what has become a tradition of South African Airway's involvement in major international events.

The flypast of a Boeing 747 over Ellis Park Stadium was seen as a meaningful display of patriotism. So popular was this flypast that it was repeated when Bafana Bafana, South Africa's national soccer team, played in the Africa Cup of Nations several months later. As official carrier of the South African Olympic team, SAA decided to paint one of its jumbos in brilliant colours and this aircraft visited several cities performing graceful flypasts in formation with four F1 Mirage fighter aircraft of the South African Air Force, leaving many South Africans in awe.


The goal was now set for three Boeing 747 aircraft to fly in formation over the Union Buildings just after the new President of South Africa took the oath.

This is the story of that unique Boeing 747, Three Ship, formation."


User currently offlineclydenairways From Ireland, joined Jan 2007, 1249 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (12 months 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 7276 times:

Quoting garpd (Thread starter):
Apparently over Ellis Park, SA.

Never seen one this low over a building before.

Spectacular!

Love it!


User currently offlineshankly From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2000, 1545 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (12 months 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 7147 times:

You've got to love the Saffers!

I was stood on the Newlands pitch during lunch at the SA v England test match in 2005 when a gaggle of Mike "Beachy" Heads bright yellow Hunters screamed over, so low and so unexpectedly, I nearly spilt my cold pint of Castle...now that would have been a disaster

Long live South Africas love of aviation and her aviators spectacular display routines



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User currently offlinecrownvic From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 1933 posts, RR: 5
Reply 9, posted (12 months 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 6653 times:

Quoting garpd (Thread starter):

Yes, I know it was dangerous, reckless, etc. But as nothing bad happened, lets just enjoy it and not spoil the mood with armchair CAA/FAA condemnations.

That's horrible.... That's reckless...That airline should be shut down. In fact, that stadium should be shut down for promoting such danger. I say shut the city down too for promoting such dangerous activity and fine the country too! I say sue Boeing for buying MDD and allowing an MD-80 to do such a criminal act. Now, can I see some more videos of this please?  


User currently offlineAR385 From Mexico, joined Nov 2003, 6349 posts, RR: 31
Reply 10, posted (12 months 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 6533 times:
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Quoting SA7700 (Reply 1):
This is not the first time that airlines do fly-by's in South Africa. We are notorious for those - the first time was during the 1995 Rugby World Cup also at Ellis Park against New Zealand.

I saw that in the movie and thought the producers had taken some artistic license. I did not know it actually happened.


User currently onlinewjcandee From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 5257 posts, RR: 23
Reply 11, posted (12 months 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 6457 times:

It looks like what you experience when planes are landing at LGA over the US Open or Citifield.  

User currently offlinefridgmus From United States of America, joined Oct 2006, 1442 posts, RR: 11
Reply 12, posted (12 months 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 6447 times:
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Quoting SA7700 (Reply 1):
This is not the first time that airlines do fly-by's in South Africa. We are notorious for those

And that Ladies and Gentlemen, is why I love South African pilots!   

Thanks for posting guys!

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User currently offlinePilotRecruit From Canada, joined Jan 2007, 100 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (12 months 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 4299 times:

I think he could have got closer  

Man that was awesome!!



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User currently offlineandz From South Africa, joined Feb 2004, 8455 posts, RR: 10
Reply 14, posted (12 months 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 2130 times:
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I couldn't find a video of this, 2003 cricket world cup final in Johannesburg.




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User currently offlineandz From South Africa, joined Feb 2004, 8455 posts, RR: 10
Reply 15, posted (12 months 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 2100 times:
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This formation flying is also pretty cool....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CZS_3_uKGms



After Monday and Tuesday even the calendar says WTF...
User currently offlineandz From South Africa, joined Feb 2004, 8455 posts, RR: 10
Reply 16, posted (12 months 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 1927 times:
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While we're talking about SAA displays... 744 at Duxford...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rnx91OvATjg



After Monday and Tuesday even the calendar says WTF...
User currently offlinebennett123 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2004, 7689 posts, RR: 3
Reply 17, posted (12 months 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 1852 times:

I wonder if those applauding would take a different view if something HAD gone wrong.

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